October 1948 in history

October 1948 events chronologically

Oct 5 The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 110,000
Oct 27 Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc
Oct 28 Swiss chemist Paul Müller is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the insecticidal properties of DDT
Oct 29 Safsaf massacre: Israeli soldiers capture Palestinian village of Safsaf in the Galilee and massacre villagers after they surrender

Top 7 most famous people born in October 1948

Oct 6 Gerry Adams an Irish republican politician, president of the Sinn Féin political party, and a Teachta Dála for Louth since the 2011 general election.
Oct 8 Gottfried Helnwein an Austrian born Austrian-Irish fine artist, painter, photographer, installation and performance artist. Helnwein studied at the University of Visual Art in Vienna. He was awarded the Master-class prize of the University of Visual Art, Vienna, the Kardinal-König prize and the Theodor-Körner prize
Oct 8 Claude Jade a French actress. She is known for starring as Christine in François Truffaut's three films Stolen Kisses , Bed and Board and Love on the Run. Jade acted in theatre, film and television. Her film work outside of France included the Soviet Union, the United States, Italy and Japan
Oct 9 Paul LePage an American businessman and Republican Party politician who has served as the 74th Governor of Maine since 2011.
Oct 9 Jackson Browne an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States. Coming to prominence in the 1970s, Browne has written and recorded songs such as "These Days", "The Pretender", "Running on Empty", "Lawyers In Love", "Doctor My Eyes", "Take It Easy", "For a Rocker", and "Somebody's Baby". In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as bestowed an Honorary Doctorate of Music by Occidental College in Los Angeles, California
Oct 13 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan a Pakistani musician, primarily a singer of Qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis. Considered one of the greatest voices ever recorded, he possessed an extraordinary range of vocal abilities and could perform at a high level of intensity for several hours. Extending the 600-year old Qawwali tradition of his family, Khan is widely credited with introducing Qawwali music to international audiences. He is popularly known as "Shahenshah-e-Qawwali", meaning "The King of Kings of Qawwali"
Oct 16 Hema Malini an Indian actress, director and producer, Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer, and a politician, well known for her roles in Hindi cinema. She made her acting debut in Sapno Ka Saudagar. She went on to appear in numerous Bollywood films, most notably those with actor and future-husband Dharmendra and with Rajesh Khanna. Malini was initially promoted as "Dream Girl", and in 1977 starred in a film of the same name. During this period, she established herself as one of Hindi cinema's leading actresses, noted for both her comic and dramatic roles, her beauty, and her accomplished classical dancing

Top 7 most famous people died in October 1948

Oct 10 Siegmund von Hausegger an Austrian composer and conductor.
Oct 16 Friedrich Freiherr Kress von Kressenstein a German General from Nuremberg. He was a member of the group of German officers who assisted in the direction of the Ottoman Army during World War Kress von Kressenstein was part of Otto Liman von Sanders military mission to Turkey, which arrived in Turkey shortly before World War I broke out
Oct 18 Walther von Brauchitsch a German field marshal and the Commander-in-Chief of the German Army in the early years of World War II.
Oct 21 Elissa Landi an Italian born actress who was popular in Hollywood films of the 1920s and 1930s. Rumoured to be a descendant of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, she was noted for her aristocratic bearing
Oct 22 August Hlond a Polish cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, who was Archbishop of Poznań and Gniezno in 1926 and primate in Poland. He was then appointed as the Archbishop of Gniezno and Warsaw in 1946
Oct 24 Franz Lehár an Austro-Hungarian composer. He is mainly known for his operettas, of which the most successful and best known is The Merry Widow
Oct 29 Wesley Clair Mitchell an American economist known for his empirical work on business cycles and for guiding the National Bureau of Economic Research in its first decades.